pee·​wee | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)wē How to pronounce peewee (audio) \

Definition of peewee

1 : pewee
2 : one that is diminutive or small especially : a small child
3 : an age-specific level of youth sports also : a member of a team in a peewee league

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peewee adjective

Examples of peewee in a Sentence

that particular species is the peewee of the salmon world

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An undercover officer teaches a rowdy class of peewees, to identify one whose mother must be found. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 Times are 9 to 10:30 a.m. for mites (8 and under) and squirts (10 and under) and 10:30 a.m. to noon for peewees (12 and under) and bantams (17 and under). San Diego Union-Tribune, "Women’s group serves meal at Camp Pendleton’s Fisher House," 7 Aug. 2019 Osburn said the city didn't have enough children to field peewee football or little league teams this year. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "'They killed our city': Sedona residents confront lawmaker over short-term rentals," 25 July 2019 Alex Rodriguez New relationship goal: Get you a guy who films your crowning achievements with the zeal of a dad at a peewee soccer game, like A-Rod did while beholding J.Lo at the VMAs. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "To All the Boys (and Grown Men) We’ve Loved This Summer," 31 Aug. 2018 So were cases of Gatorade for peewee football practice. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "For many in Anchorage, getting a stolen car back means cleaning up a grotesque mess left behind," 29 June 2018 Its colorful indoor rock walls are suitable for peewees and pros. A.d. Thompson,, "Longwood Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 At this camping-themed restaurant, order Hungry Dad ($21.95) for a New York steak with peewee potatoes, mushroom cream and oyster mushroom chips. Wendy Killeen, azcentral, "Father's Day 2018: Food and drink deals around Phoenix will help you say thanks to Dad," 11 June 2018 The late-game experiment to move him to quarterback in a peewee game paved the way for a full-time move to running back, where Kerryon Johnson quickly realized his potential. Tom Green,, "Kerryon Johnson recalls early playing days, unexplainable feeling that led him to Auburn," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of peewee

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pee·​wee | \ ˈpē-ˌwē How to pronounce peewee (audio) \

Kids Definition of peewee

: someone or something that is small

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